A Huge Difference

How much difference can a piece of paper make?  This is the theme of this great video from Compassion Australia.  After you watch the video, please read the notes I have posted below it–updates to the letter-writing process.

  • You can write your child by paper, on your computer, or on our great phone app–all you need to do is download the app and use your online username and password (if you don’t have one yet you can start your online account at compassion.com)
  • Letters are traveling much faster these days, as they are now being sent to and from partner countries electronically
  • Children are generally excited to see any of their friends receive a letter, but of course, are always hoping they will be one of the happy recipients
  • Letters often make the difference to bring a child out of the cycle of poverty, as they can build confidence and hope far beyond the money support
  • Don’t have a child to sponsor yet?  Check out these adorable kids  at compassion.com

Sienna Meets Praise

Here’s a great video from one of our global partners — Compassion Australia.  Friendships in child sponsorship are powerful!


Here’s a big whopping thanks for those who:

  • Have been sponsoring precious children through the years
  • Regularly write your child and encourage them
  • Provide monetary gifts for Christmas and birthdays
  • Pray for children and families
  • Take a vacation to visit your child
  • Encourage friends to do the same

Lost in Translation

Here’s a great new video from Compassion highlighting the importance of sponsor letters.  Do you ever get goofy statements from your sponsored child that are hard to understand?  This video might help you understand why some words get “Lost in Translation.”


Here is a video from Compassion that talks about birthdays.  Is it possible to sponsor a child on their birthday?  Yes!  At this link you can sponsor a child that is having a birthday today.  Can you sponsor a child that shares your birth date?  Absolutely.  At the same link notice that you can “search for a child” (on the right side) and even choose the date of their birth.  Many people sponsor a child for each of their own children, choosing children that share the exact same birth dates.  How cool is that?  Take a look at this great video:


Babies in Poverty

What is Compassion International doing to reach the most vulnerable children of all in the world — babies? Although our sponsorship program begins with older children, what are we doing to assure children live to an age where sponsorship can begin? Take a look at this amazing story:

Four Alumni

This is a great video from Compassion International–detailing true stories of four formerly sponsored children.   Here you can see how very important it is to help unsponsored children such as these kids here.